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 #6713  by Algae In Space
 02 Feb 2019 17:21
Understood. I guess my eyes are not good enough to spot the difference. Will need a magnifying glass. :what:
 #6717  by opae ula related
 02 Feb 2019 22:46
Algae In Space wrote:
Arnold wrote: 02 Feb 2019 14:31 Big claws supposed to be females, small claws supposed to be males

As I don't have a macro lens I wonder how one can tell if this is true? Have you examined yours? I can't remember if there is something written on it in the holy book. What does OUR say?
Yeah new info to me. Where did Arnold see this? I will try to observe.
 #6718  by opae ula related
 02 Feb 2019 23:40
opae ula related wrote:
Algae In Space wrote:
Arnold wrote: 02 Feb 2019 14:31 Big claws supposed to be females, small claws supposed to be males

As I don't have a macro lens I wonder how one can tell if this is true? Have you examined yours? I can't remember if there is something written on it in the holy book. What does OUR say?
Yeah new info to me. Where did Arnold see this? I will try to observe.


It looks normal size. I could be wrong but i think it is an illusion that it is bigger when they are using their claws for picking algae because they are using it in rapid motion compared to an Opae Ula standing still.
 #6720  by Algae In Space
 03 Feb 2019 07:57
Wow so cool to see how she keeps the eggs clean :grin3: Can't tell a thing about the claws tho :smile:

It always seems so amazing to me that they can even swim with all these eggs!
 #6723  by zlatan2601
 03 Feb 2019 08:39
Awesome video! Your theory might be right, that i am confusing the two front legs with claws when they are resting. As i only see the claws when they are standing still...

Will keep an eye on it
 #6743  by Vorteil
 05 Feb 2019 23:08
I do see in my tanks that there can be a big difference in claw sizes.
 #6744  by zlatan2601
 06 Feb 2019 09:29
I can confirm I also still have the idea that there is a difference... But with my ohone I can't capture it on photo...